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PHH Arval a 2012 Stevie Awards Finalist for Customer Experience

Friday, May 11, 2012

PHH Arval a 2012 Stevie Awards Finalist for Customer Experience14:00 EDT Friday, May 11, 2012 SPARKS, Md. (Business Wire) -- PHH Arval was named a finalist in The 2012 American Business Awards in the Business-to-Business Marketing category for its campaign titled “Creating the Customer Experience.” The nomination focused on the organization's vision of customer experience, which is driven by an unwavering commitment to customer service and to evolve how customers interact with PHH Arval. “Providing a flawless customer experience is a top priority for us,” said Dave Zuidema, PHH Arval Senior Vice President, Customer Experience. “To ensure this, we developed a Journey Map that allows us to focus on the quality of each customer interaction.” To create the Journey Map, PHH Arval conducted in-depth assessments to identify the nearly 200 ‘touch points' of customer interactions and understand how customers feel about these interactions. PHH Arval utilizes a dedicated innovation laboratory called the Customer Experience Center to visually display the different ‘touch points'. Interactive, multi-media technology is used to simulate different aspects of the Journey Map which allow for more in-depth analysis and a more precise view of information. “We understand that technology shouldn't replace customer service. It should be used to elevate service to an experience,” said Zuidema. More than 250 clients have visited the Customer Experience Center, which one company executive described as "hands down the best technology vision and tools in the industry." The American Business Awards – nicknamed “the Stevies” for the Greek word “crowned” – are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. For the first time, The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's traditional banquet on Monday, June 18, in New York, and a new tech awards event on Monday, Sept. 17, in San Francisco. About PHH Arval PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation (NYSE: PHH), is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. PHH Arval provides fleet management solutions to a broad range of industries and has a client base that includes nearly one-third of Fortune 500 companies. Through consultative expertise, flexible customer service, and innovative technology, PHH Arval helps clients reduce costs and increase productivity. For more information, visit, or call 800 ONLY PHH. About the Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at PHH ContactHeather McElrath,